So, with all our moving around and what-not, I haven’t had a whole lot of time to make some of our favorite recipes, or try new ones. A couple of weeks ago I finally felt a little more settled and decided to combine our favorite pizza recipe with my new love of essential oils. I had everything ready to go into the oven and found out that it hadn’t preheated…at all. My new-to-me oven wasn’t working. Thankfully, we have a toaster oven so with some pan adjustments and about four cycles, the smaller pizzas all made it through and were consumed. The flavor of the crust with the addition of the rosemary essential oil was amazing! As soon as our oven was fixed, I decided it was time for another round of pizza-making!
For a dairy-free option, use my cashew block cheese as a topping!
Homemade Rosemary Pizza Crust
- 3 cups of all-purpose flour (I usually substitute 1/2 cup or more with whole wheat flour)
- 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
- 2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 cup cane sugar (I’m going to test out coconut sugar next time..)
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp basil
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1 cup milk, warmed (I used almond milk)
- 1/2 cup water, warmed
- 1 tbsp olive oil, optional
- 1 tbsp fresh rosemary (chopped)… OR 2-3 drops rosemary oil*
Combine the dry ingredients (1-7) in a large bowl (plus the chopped rosemary if you aren’t using rosemary essential oil). Warm the milk and water (warm to touch, not hot!) on the stove (or microwave). Add the rosemary essential oil to the milk and water and combine with the dry ingredients. Mix in the olive oil and combine well. Cover dough with tea towel and set aside in a warm area to rise for 25 minutes. While you are waiting, preheat oven to 400 degrees. Next, divide dough in half and knead on floured surface. Use a rolling pin to roll dough into desired shape. Place the dough on a pizza stone. Add sauce and toppings and bake for about 30 minutes. Enjoy!
*Please feel free to email me (krystlereeves [at] gmail [dot] com) for more information and tips on ordering essential oils, along with the brand I recommend (and the only brand I would consume)!